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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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Three-year evaluation finds Live Arts Boston strengthening Greater Boston arts sector, particularly for artists of color

A new, in-depth report of Live Arts Boston (LAB) titled "Live Arts Boston: Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Equity in the Performing Arts" demonstrates that the program has had a strong positive impact on the arts ecosystem in Greater Boston, the Boston Foundation announced today. The program, launched in 2017 as a partnership of the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation, was assessed by Barbara Schaffer Bacon and Pam Korza, co-directors of Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts.

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Lobbying for Change

A key component of the Boston Foundation's civic leadership strategy is our work in Public Affairs - connecting our data, research and the voices of those fighting for change in Greater Boston with policy makers and other leaders. Here, our Public Affairs team takes a look at where things stand on a number of key issues in Boston and the Commonwealth.

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City Scenes: How Boston's DIY Hip-Hop Community Is Fending For Itself

Here, some of Boston's favorite hip-hop artists - Oompa, Brandie Blaze, Cliff Notez, Red Shaydez, Billy Dean Thomas and more - describe the city's unique hip-hop ecosystem, the need to create space for the genre in Boston's music and arts scenes, navigating being a hip-hop artist during the pandemic and more. TBF is proud to have supported many of the artists quoted in this piece via Live Arts Boston.

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Mass. has an opportunity to lead the way on police reform

In this joint op-ed, Imari Paris Jeffires, Segun Idowu & Rahsaan Hall call on Massachusetts leaders to "make a bold statement about the true meaning of equal protection under the law" by passing the Policing Reform Bill and including in it four key measures.

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A Guaranteed Income for Massachusetts

Boston Indicators teams up with the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the Economic Security Project to explore how an expansion of the state Earned Income Tax Credit could provide a guaranteed income stream, and improved financial security, to over 1.7 million Massachusetts residents in families earning less than $70,000 per year.

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Race, Equity & Housing in the Time of COVID-19

In the second installment of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card report series, researchers from the UMass Donahue Institute highlight the links between decades of housing inequity and lack of affordability and the spread of COVID-19 in 2020.

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TBF News: Summer 2020

A powerful conversation on the ways we devalue Black lives, and important work on housing and equity took center stage during a busy time for the Foundation.

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